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Namdaemun

29, Namdaemunno 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Namdaemun
    Jarrod Snell
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    3 May 23, 2014

    A traditional market located next to the Shinsaegae Department Mall and crammed into one of Seouls major business districts. In my opinion, the market is not as tourist friendly or intriguing as some of the other markets around Seoul.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Mar 06, 2014

    Come here on the weekend and be prepare to share the narrow streets with both visitors and vendors! Lots of shopping opportunities for local 'stuff' and foods here. Be also prepared by sight, smell, and crowd stimulations!

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    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Mar 01, 2014

    Though the original Great South Gate that was once the symbol of the city was torched by an arsonist a few years back, this old section of Seoul north of the river remains a great spot to visit for its gritty charm and maze of street markets and stalls, selling a little bit of everything.

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  • NamdaemunPro 2014
    Erick Redcloud
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    4 May 13, 2013

    A great place to just explore and go shopping. It was like a bizarre in India. The streets were packed with vendors... and even more importantly amazing street food. You can literally get lost in the maze there.

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  • Namdaemun
    Terry
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    3 Aug 17, 2012

    Unlike Dongdaemun's fashion hub, Namdaemun is a huge traditional market filled with cheap clothing, souvenirs and stalls selling street foods!

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  • Namdaemun
    Esther Lee
    3 Jul 18, 2012

    Small alleyways and streets carry trinkets, clothing and miscellaneous things that you can shop as a tourist or local.

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    Rachel Patterson
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    4 Jul 15, 2014

    The market at Namdaemun is large and awesome. Plenty of snacks around, and you can find lots of clothes and souvenirs for cheap.

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  • Namdaemun
    Akira Yui
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    dk đến đây và mặc thử hanbok ^^
    tuy nhiên do thân hình k phù hợp nên trông rất chi là ba chấm :)))

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  • Namdaemun
    Serendipity Orionis
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    love to shopping...
    but becareful with your belongings... i lost my new scarf here, cause i bring too much bags on my hand and i dont realize when or where i drop the bag with my new scarf inside..

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  • Namdaemun
    Ryan Olmsted
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    If you are planning on looking for something specific then you will need a lot of time here. It's a maze of stalls selling everything you can think of. Make sure to haggle.

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  • Namdaemun
    Barri Tsavaris
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    4 Apr 06, 2014

    Namdaemun is known as the "Great South Gate" and is most recognizable by the large, ornate gate at its entrance. However, most people, Koreans and tourists alike, visit Namdaemun for its 24-hour market. It's the oldest and largest market in Korea, and if there's anything to be bought in Korea, you'll most likely find it here. It's the best spot in all of Seoul for buying souvenirs -- you won't find better prices or selection anywhere else.

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  • Namdaemun
    Jzune Wong
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    a place for you to purchase souvenirs (traditional key chains, bookmarks), if you do not want to buy their facial products as a gift.

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    천재 김
    4 Mar 22, 2013

    namdaemoon is very interesting place and anybody can buy cheap and good souvenir

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  • Namdaemun
    Sami Alsabeh
    5 Sep 13, 2012

    I like the tradition clothes

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  • Namdaemun
    Rasita Nootsai
    5 Jul 18, 2012

    Shopping ^^

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  • Namdaemun
    Ali Mohana
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    this it the market i say

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  • Namdaemun
    Seo Ji Hye
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    가자 쇼핑 =D

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    Bae Jin Ji Cloelfisy
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    emm i wish go to there

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  • Namdaemun
    Anna Lee
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Huge shopping malls outside of the markets. Great bargains for women's fashions!

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  • Namdaemun
    Marco Mengarelli
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Really nice and crowded market! (tipical asian) You can even bargain in here..

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Description

Whether you are interested in its history or its shopping opportunities, Namdaemun in Seoul, South Korea, also known as the Great South Gate has plenty of things to do. Located next to the Namdaemun Market, South Korea's oldest and largest market, Namdaemun is ranked at the top of the list of South Korea's national treasures; the Korean government's official name for this national treasure is Sungnyemun. The Great South Gate was completed in 1398 and underwent restoration after a fire in 2008. The oldest wooden structure in the city, the original structure was made of wood and stone with a wooden pagoda roof. Once, it was one of only three major entrances to the city for visiting dignitaries.

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